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Conservatives Are Fighting to Roll Back Abortion Rights. And They're Winning.


#1

Conservatives Are Fighting to Roll Back Abortion Rights. And They're Winning.

Cecile Richards

When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a strict Arkansas abortion law last month, it effectively made Arkansas the first state in the country to ban medication abortion. As a result, anyone seeking an abortion in Arkansas now has to travel out of state or to Little Rock, where the state’s only surgical abortion provider is located. (Surgical abortion is still legal.)


#3

To all male anti-abortion zealots I ask: “Are you willing to take the coat-hanger challenge?”


#4

There is still that one small scientifically undeniable fact: abortion destroys the existing life of an unique and distinct human being - a being with its own unique genetic identity. Once you decide that it is permissible to kill a unique, distinct human being, you have set a precedent that every war-monger in the world will applaud you for doing.


#5

Ironic (actually more like hypocrisy) that most “war-mongers” are ANTI choice, slowwalkhome.

War mongers fall into two categories…1) military profiteers and their bottom feeder employees who put profit above the lives of unique and distinct humans and other animals, and 2) minnions who swallow the warmongers’ propaganda hook, line and sinker, and are often anti-choice to counter their guilt and for other perverse reasons.


#6

Unfortunately the precedent for war was set way before the first abortion I’m guessing. You can be an anti-abortion zealot (I’m not, but I’m with Trog in that we can have reasonable rules prohibiting third trimester abortions that aren’t medically justified) but there is zero connection between the issues of war and abortion (unless you count the people being raped during a war and wanting an abortion as a connection). If you are truly interested in reducing our contribution to the war carnage, there are several related issues such as the defense budget, our amount of foreign military bases, etc. that you can make a stance on and oppose.


#7

Reproductive freedom is a litmus test for me.


#8

You use the descriptor “unique” three times, and “distinct” twice, to drive the point home—and it might be true in the humanist or biological sense—but it’s irrelevant; to the corporations who call the shots, we, in the immortal words of Howard Beale, are “as interchangeable as piston rods.”

When the US gov’t shows as much concern for the already-born—especially for women—as it does for a fetus, it will begin to approach the moral consistency required for its opinions to be taken at face value.


#9

I would be more sympathetic if I didn’t know you fucks appealed to Trump’s Labor Department to bust the CO PP union that would effect union policies nationally.


#10

Not mentioned is the fact that most of the anti choice faction is also anti all viable forms of birth control. Their actions and policies thereby create the need for more abortions.


#11

Conservatism is a mental illness.


#12

I’m tilting at windmills, but I wish people would stop using the word “conservative” when they really mean “reactionary.”

Conservative means being cautious about change or innovation. Reactionary means to push back against the status quo, wanting to turn back the clock.

The right to an abortion has been the law of the land since the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. That’s 45 years ago. The conservative position on the right to an abortion is to support it.

Opposing abortion rights isn’t a conservative position, it’s reactionary.


#17

Prevent contraception, raise unwanted children and save the fetuses to be used as cannon fodder later.
Who are the sociopaths?


#18

Unfortunately, that ship has sailed. Conservatives have turned into today’s reactionaries, authoritarians, fascists, theocrats, serial killers, banksters, CEO’s, Militarists, Klansmen, fear ridden, anti-environmentalists, anti-choice, anti-gay, racists, mysoginists, elitists, hypocritical, lying, deceiving, thieving, murdering, warmongering, fear mongering, world destroying, oligarchs, plutocrats, Republicans, most Democrats and golfers. Just ask them what is their political ideology.


#19

It’s probably for the best if you continue to say “NO” to sex.


#21

Chastity is not healthy. If conservatives had good, safe sex, they might not be insane little dictators.

Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you.
Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming. …
Boosts Your Libido. …
Improves Women’s Bladder Control. …
Lowers Your Blood Pressure. …
Counts as Exercise. …
Lowers Heart Attack Risk. …
Lessens Pain. …
May Make Prostate Cancer Less Likely.


#22

Are you referencing elective abortions, therapeutic abortions, or spontaneous abortions. Because making a legal decision to determine medical necessity has historically resulted in higher maternal mortality. These are unique human beings too.


#23

Edward, you’re frothing at the mouth again.


#24

Dear ladies and men with sense. : ) There is a giant light at the end of this scary tunnel. YOU know how everything in America comes down to money?
Well, people will begin to start looking at state’s laws, and for those awful primitive states that seem to think other people’s religious views should rule others lives------here’s a thought.
Before sending your daughter off to college-----------how does the state where the college is located ----how do they treat women’s health? If they are not supporting women, then don’t send your girls there!

Secondly----------why is it always the girls that have to be virgins? Yes, I know that women are stuck with the obvious evidence of pregnancy--------while people like Stanford’s Brock Tuner( and his awful dad… to quote Brocks dad, why was he being punished for : "20 minutes of action " : 0

Next, I see real growth in sea cruises for HEALTH------- gaggles of ladies seeing the world and having a procedure at the same time. But you know, if any of these hurtful groups had one of their daughters turn up pregnant… you know perfectly well that daddy and mommy would make her problem disappear--------------- because if they didn’t the poor daughter would know the true manning of betrayal.

Oh wait—did I forget the insurance agencies ??? Yea, They will of course sell extra health insurance---------- with a cruise.
And finally, how can America even call itself a democratic republic if it treats the world and a whole lot of its citizens as brood mares?
If this is such a big problem. , oh religious ones, then bring back the chastity belt----------for men : )


#25

The same could be said for the life of a sentient NON-human being: a unique distinct person, not a “thing.” Evolving sentient life has existed on Earth for some 3.9 billion years. It is absurd and irrational to claim that only human beings–who ARE animals, not “divinities” from heaven–are the ONLY animals who deserve to live. That’s the logic of speciesism.

Have you failed to note that we already live in a world beset by war-mongering extremists? From the Crusades to all the world conflicts of today–banning safe, legal abortion WON’T bring about “world peace.”


#26

Donald Trump is a unique human being. Do we really need more like him? Does the planet? The animals? Immigrants? Women?